David Hume is the greatest and one of the most provocative philosophers in the English language. His sceptical accounts of the causes and consequences of religious belief, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and The Natural History of Religion, are the most formidable attack upon the rationality of religious faith ever mounted by a philosopher.
The Dialogues ask if belief in God can be inferred from the nature of the universe or whether it is even consistent with what we know about the universe. The Natural History of Religion investigates the origins of belief, and follows its development from harmless polytheism to dogmatic monotheism.
This edition also includes Section XI of The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding and a letter concerning the Dialogues.